CHAPTER 48
ORGANIZATION OF STATE AGENCIES

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Sec. 4-38c. Departments within the executive branch.
Sec. 4-60i. Commissioner of Social Services to develop uniform information, technology and regulations for certain agencies.
Sec. 4-61aa. Committee to encourage employment by state of persons with disabilities.
Sec. 4-61cc. Renewal of license, certificate, permit or registration that expires while holder is on active duty with armed forces of the United States or ordered out with the National Guard. Exceptions.

      Sec. 4-38c. Departments within the executive branch. There shall be within the executive branch of state government the following departments: Office of Policy and Management, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Revenue Services, Department of Banking, Department of Agriculture, Department of Children and Families, Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Correction, Department of Economic and Community Development, State Board of Education, Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Public Health, Board of Governors of Higher Education, Insurance Department, Labor Department, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Public Safety, Department of Social Services, Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Department of Public Works and Department of Public Utility Control.

      (P.A. 77-614, S. 3, 610; P.A. 79-598, S. 1, 27; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 345, 348; P.A. 82-218, S. 37, 46; P.A. 84-241, S. 2, 5; P.A. 86-175, S. 3, 4; P.A. 87-9, S. 2, 3; 87-496, S. 3, 110; P.A. 93-91, S. 1, 2; 93-262, S. 28, 87; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-195, S. 7, 83; 95-250, S. 14, 42; 95-257, S. 11, 12, 21, 58; 95-309, S. 11, 12; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d), (f), 148; P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; 04-219, S. 2; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(a).)

      History: P.A. 79-598 included department of housing; P.A. 80-482 deleted reference to department of business regulation and added departments of banking, insurance, liquor control, and public utility control; P.A. 82-218 replaced board of higher education with board of governors pursuant to reorganization of higher education system, effective March 1, 1983; P.A. 84-241 added "of higher education" to board of governors for clarity; P.A. 86-175 added department of veterans' affairs; P.A. 87-9 amended the section by replacing "banking department" with "department of banking"; P.A. 87-496 added department of public works; P.A. 93-91 substituted commissioner and department of children and families for commissioner and department of children and youth services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-262 removed references to department on aging, department of income maintenance and department of human resources and added reference to department of social services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-195 deleted reference to Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Departments of Economic Development and Housing with the Department of Economic and Community Development; P.A. 95-257 replaced Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Department of Public Health and replaced Department of Mental Health with Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-309 changed effective date of P.A. 95-250 but did not affect this section; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 removed reference to Department of Agriculture and changed "Department of Consumer Protection" to "Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection", effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Secs. 146 and 148 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 04-219 added Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, effective January 1, 2005; pursuant to P.A. 07-73 "Department of Mental Retardation" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Developmental Services", effective October 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-60i. Commissioner of Social Services to develop uniform information, technology and regulations for certain agencies. The Commissioner of Social Services shall (1) develop, throughout the Departments of Developmental Services, Public Health, Correction, Children and Families and Mental Health and Addiction Services, uniform management information, uniform statistical information, uniform terminology for similar facilities and uniform regulations for the licensing of human services facilities, (2) plan for increased participation of the private sector in the delivery of human services, (3) provide direction and coordination to federally funded programs in the human services agencies and recommend uniform system improvements and reallocation of physical resources and designation of a single responsibility across human services agencies lines to eliminate duplication.

      (P.A. 73-155, S. 3, 10; P.A. 75-638, S. 17, 23; P.A. 76-434, S. 8, 12; P.A. 77-511, S. 3; 77-614, S. 323, 521, 526, 587, 609, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 119, 136; P.A. 86-279, S. 2; P.A. 93-91, S. 1, 2; 93-262, S. 29, 87; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 11, 12, 21, 58; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(a).)

      History: P.A. 75-638 changed office of mental retardation to department of mental retardation; P.A. 76-434 gave council power to recommend system improvements, reallocation of physical resources and single responsibility for human services agencies; P.A. 77-511 and P.A. 77-614 repealed section but P.A. 78-303 deleted provision calling for section's repeal and changes called for in P.A. 77-614 were enacted, i.e. department of health became department of health services, department of social services became department of human resources, commissioner of human resources replaced council and references to vocational rehabilitation division of the state department of education and to department of community affairs were deleted, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 86-279 deleted requirement that commissioner of human resources coordinate planning functions and resource utilization programs of certain agencies; P.A. 93-91 substituted commissioner and department of children and families for commissioner and department of children and youth services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-262 replaced commissioner of human resources with commissioner of social services and removed reference to department on aging, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; (Revisor's note: In 1995 the Revisors substituted editorially the numeric indicators (1), (2) and (3) for the alphabetic indicators (a), (b) and (c) for consistency with statutory usage); P.A. 95-257 replaced Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Department of Public Health and replaced Department of Mental Health with Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, effective July 1, 1995; pursuant to P.A. 07-73 "Department of Mental Retardation" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Developmental Services", effective October 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-61aa. Committee to encourage employment by state of persons with disabilities. (a) There is established a committee to encourage the employment by the state of persons with disabilities. The Commissioner of Administrative Services shall appoint the members of the committee, which shall be chaired by such commissioner, or his designee, and include one representative of each of the following:

      (1) The Board of Education and Services to the Blind;

      (2) The Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired;

      (3) The Bureau of Rehabilitative Services;

      (4) The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities;

      (5) The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services;

      (6) The Department of Developmental Services; and

      (7) The Labor Department.

      (b) The committee shall:

      (1) Advise, and develop written guidelines for, the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the executive heads of other state agencies regarding the adaptation of employment examinations and alternative hiring processes for, and the reasonable accommodation of, persons with disabilities; and

      (2) Review the program established under subsection (b) of section 4-61u and compliance with the provisions of section 46a-70 concerning persons with physical disabilities.

      (P.A. 98-205, S. 4; P.A. 07-73, S. 2(a).)

      History: Pursuant to P.A. 07-73 "Department of Mental Retardation" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Developmental Services", effective October 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 4-61cc. Renewal of license, certificate, permit or registration that expires while holder is on active duty with armed forces of the United States or ordered out with the National Guard. Exceptions. (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, each executive branch agency, department, board, commission or official, other than the Department of Public Health or the State Board of Education, responsible for the issuance of a license, certificate, permit or registration required by the general statutes for the practice of a profession shall renew the license, certificate, permit or registration issued to an individual which expires while the individual is (1) on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, or (2) a member of the National Guard when ordered out by the Governor for military service. Such renewal shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of such individual's discharge from active duty or ordered military service, or until the date the individual successfully renews the license in accordance with this section and the general statutes, whichever occurs first. Such individual applying for renewal of a license, certificate, permit or registration shall submit to the agency, department, board, commission or official such documentation as may be required by such agency, department, board, commission or official.

      (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to reservists or National Guard members on active duty for annual training that is a regularly scheduled obligation for reservists or members of the National Guard for training which is not a part of mobilization.

      (P.A. 07-157, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 07-157 effective July 1, 2007.

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